Distilling 2 decades of songwriting into 12 tracks, Nic Paton’s “Bigger Than Me” is classic independent songwriting, dispatches from a bard at the edges, and the outsider’s view on belonging, nostalgia, and hope.
Deeper, darker, and more provocative: #NORDICNOIR
After “Nordic Nights” ethereally woven melodies, we go much deeper into the northern darkness. #NORDICNOIR is now out on Story Recordings. Read and hear more… […]
Africa! Europe! Play nicely, now.
Putting the expressive force of African rhythm and song with the refined alchemy of the European orchestra is a risky proposition. Who is appropriating what, […]
ssh … the sound of “small”
The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose (J. B. S. Haldane) Listen closely … what does “small” […]
Superb course: “Copyright And The Business Of Creative Industries”
I have just completed an excellent month long course on the FutureLearn MOOC platform, entitled “Copyright And The Business Of Creative Industries“. Designed by CISAC […]
A shout from the middle of a distant past
A post from long term friend and supporter Alastair McKay, in which he nominates albums which have shaped his musical taste. Number 12 is “The […]
“Finding My Voice” – a new post-graduate course
Today sees the launch of the reworked version of a course I have run for 7 years at the University of Cape Town. It’s an […]
SAfm 104.6 interview with Lizette Khan
I was interviewed on SAfm’s Friday evening show “Off The Pitch” by Lizette Khan. We spoke of interspiritual activism, igniting ubuntu, and the grieving process, […]
Passing through this together: “Valley Of The Shadow” re-launched.
Today is “Good Friday”, and I wish you Every Good. The power of this lies in a generously universal truth: Life comes from that […]
The Classic FM 1027 interview … from the shadow to the public space
I spoke to Kutlwano Masote of Classic 1027 this morning about the upcoming launch of “Valley Of The Shadow – Rites Of Loss”. Listen to […]